Arizona State looked to be in a great position to win the Pac-12 South and wiggle into the College Football Playoff with a couple of things going their way. Now the Sun Devils are just looking to find a way out of a home game against Washington State to stay alive in the Pac-12 South title hunt. The visiting Cougars looked to be dominating the game in the first half, but two turnovers have led to Arizona State storming back to tie things up at 21-21. A late field goal gave the Cougars a 24-21 lead at the break.
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has passed for 256 yards and two touchdowns, with both touchdown scores coming in the second quarter. Falk also scored the first touchdown of the game with a one-yard run in the first quarter. But the quarterback has been picked off twice, and each time Arizona State has reached the end zone on the ensuing possession.
Arizona State may have picked up some life late in the first half with Taylor Kelly leading the offense downfield for a late touchdown. A 42-yard pass to Cameron Smith went for a touchdown and made it a one-score game. Perhaps that will be the play that changes the momentum of this game in the second half for the Sun Devils. Before the close of the half, Arizona State’s Marcus Hardison picked off a Falk pass at returned it 12 yards for a great scoring opportunity from the Washington State 13-yard line. Two plays later, Kelly connected with Frederick Gammage for a 10-yard touchdown pass.
Here is something else to keep in mind as you figure out this Pac-12 South situation. If Arizona State does lose this game, USC can clinch the division later tonight with a win against UCLA.